Finnish newspaper Maaseudun Tulevaisuus has today published news about ongoing negotiations between Finland and Russia about exports of ware potato to Russia. Finland has received permission from the EU commission to agree about a visit of Russian inspectors to Finland, says minister of agriculture Petteri Orpo according to Maaseudun Tulevaisuus. Potato is under a double embargo due to both phytosanitary and political issues. This evidently means that both bans should be lifted before any trade can commence. At the moment...

Luonnosta is going to visit Fruit Logistica in Berlin in February. The exhibition really is a must for us, because so many of our customers and suppliers also visit there. Hopefully this year will again also bring new contacts and new business!...

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Russian food safety authority Rosselkhoznadzor has released information about import of Finnish seed potato on their website. Rosselkhoznadzor states that the preliminary samples have been tested and 3890 tons of imported seed potato from Finland will be allowed during the spring.  ...

Elmia odla, the biggest potato exhibition in the Nordic countries, was held in Jönköping, Sweden last week. There were about 1000 visitors from Sweden and the neighbouring countries attending the exhibition. Main topics to discuss at the exhibition were the low potato prices around Europe and the effects of the Russian embargo. On the softer side, cross branch cooperation in marketing was discussed. The issue is a hot potato in both Sweden and Finland nowadays, as the consumption of potato...

Aki and Antti from Luonnosta are visiting the long-awaited potato exhibition Elmia Odla in Jönköping, Sweden. The event takes place between 9th and 10th of December and potato people from all over the Nordic countries are expected to visit. Elmia Odla is held every three years and it has proved out to be an excellent place to meet with interesting people....

Russian experts are currently visiting Finland for inspection of seed potato lots planned for export to Russia. Like last season, exports can only begin after approval of Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor. The Russian delegation was invited to Finland by the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira. The visit was reported by Rosselkhoznadzor on their website....